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Re: All things Achievements, Trophies, Meta

Post by ReprobateGamer » December 20th, 2018, 3:00 pm

Interesting thread.

I always think of myself as someone who has some interest in achievement hunting but isn't a true hunter - then Xbox send through my year in review and my 46K GS, which I view as reasonable, appears to put me in the top 1% ... a timely reminder on differing points of view, I guess, as I would have expected to be in a lower percentile.

Thanks for the list Flabyo - think I pretty much agree with everything there.

I'll agree with Kintaris that TrueAchievements has more of a 'buy-in' than TrueTrophies. I welcome that I can find guides there and the community events are a nice feature (though I honestly duck out from joining most of them as I know time restraints will prevent me properly taking part.) One thing I have started using TA for is to aim a little at my pile of shame - it's normally a good indicator that I've been abandoning a game if it has a low completion percentage so if I'm feeling uncertain what to play, I'll look towards a low % game and work on that.

I have a question for thread readers - what is your opinions on achievements that have a score that doesn't end in a 5 or 0? Cynical attempt to play on our lizard brains, or playful nod towards our expectations on a scoring system ...

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Re: All things Achievements, Trophies, Meta

Post by Suits » December 20th, 2018, 3:27 pm

ReprobateGamer wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 3:00 pm
I have a question for thread readers - what is your opinions on achievements that have a score that doesn't end in a 5 or 0? Cynical attempt to play on our lizard brains, or playful nod towards our expectations on a scoring system ...
Lizard brain here, back when I cared, I played Football Manger 2008 or something that gave me a 2 for something and I had to then do something daft in another game for 3 to round it back up to a 5 or 0.

Drove me mad it did.

I don’t miss those days at all. As fun as it was for a few years.

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Re: All things Achievements, Trophies, Meta

Post by Flabyo » December 20th, 2018, 4:43 pm

They don’t bother me at all.

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Post by ratsoalbion » December 20th, 2018, 4:50 pm

I think my score ended in a 1 or a 4 or something for years.

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Post by Alex79uk » December 20th, 2018, 7:30 pm

I am the kind of person who has to have TV/car stereo volume on an even number, and will eat coloured sweets so that I end up with one of each colour left for my last go, so I think it would really irritate me if I played on Xbox.

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Post by ratsoalbion » December 20th, 2018, 7:34 pm

That's the thing, I too am like that with volume settings and so on (for the most part), but for some reason it doesn't bother me with gamerscore.... perhaps it will if I think about it too much though!

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Post by DomsBeard » December 20th, 2018, 7:46 pm

I have the volume at an even number always.

Never ever been bothered by trophies or gamerscore couldn't tell you either.

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Post by ThirdMan » December 25th, 2018, 9:33 am

Snip.

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Post by KSubzero1000 » December 25th, 2018, 9:54 am

I prefer to think of the trophy / achievement system as a gaming history of sorts rather than something to be proud of, with a few exceptions. It's nice to have a list of all the games that I've played on a particular platform, if that makes sense.

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Post by Chopper » December 31st, 2018, 1:34 pm

This is quite interesting. A combination of those recent personalised 'My PS4 Life' videos, and existing trophy information seems to give accurate sales/player figures for quite a few games (up to mid-November at least).

Bloodborne 11.3m
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture 1.7m
Firewatch 0.3m :(
Shadow Tactics 57K :( :(
RE7 5.96m

Sadly it seems only PS4 games are included (not PS3), and games posted depends on people hunting down individual videos, so that list isn't complete.

Also I have just noticed some dubious-looking ones; Yakuza 6, 182K worldwide? Hard to believe that one.

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Post by kintaris » January 4th, 2019, 3:44 pm

If anyone wants to look at their achievements or trophies success in 2018 in comparison to the diehards (and probably get thoroughly depressed like me), we've just set up our 2018 leaderboards:

TrueAchievements 2018 Leaderboards
TrueTrophies 2018 Leaderboards

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Post by Simonsloth » January 4th, 2019, 4:11 pm

I’ve signed up. I had a relatively good trophy count until the last year when I decided to go seriously off piste with my games played/completed etc. Nice to see where I stand though out of interest.

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Re: All things Achievements, Trophies, Meta

Post by ReprobateGamer » January 5th, 2019, 11:43 am

kintaris wrote:
January 4th, 2019, 3:44 pm
If anyone wants to look at their achievements or trophies success in 2018 in comparison to the diehards (and probably get thoroughly depressed like me), we've just set up our 2018 leaderboards:

TrueAchievements 2018 Leaderboards
TrueTrophies 2018 Leaderboards
i always find this to be interesting reading - though the amount of Xbox vs Playstation I play means that I can't do any comparisons across the systems.

One of the broadstrokes from the last year is that I'm generally within the top 25% in terms of scores but in the bottom half of completions ... that gives me a target for my pile of shame this year!

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